- The Jazz Files
- The Kill Fee
- The Peace Garden
- Young Joseph Books
- Young David Books
- Donovon’s Rainbow
- Myro the Microlight series
- The Choice
The first in the Poppy Denby Investigates Series, published by Lion Fiction, September 2015.
Poppy Denby gets a job as a journalist on a London newspaper and investigates the death of a Suffragette seven years earlier. As she follows the trail she too becomes the target of the suspected killer.
The Jazz Files has been nominated in the top 10 historical crime novels of 2016, published in the United Kingdom and is up for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger Award.
Poppy Denby is now the Arts and Entertainment editor on the Daily Globe. When she is covering an exhibition of Russian art hosted by the exiled Romanov family in London, she is caught up in an armed robbery. A priceless Faberge Egg is stolen and people associated with the Romanovs are being murdered, one by one. Soon Poppy and her friends are caught up in a political game with fatal consequences.
For more on the Poppy Denby Investigates series including background material on the 1920s, film reels, period fashion and fabulous jazz recordings visit www.poppydenby.com
When Natalie Porter starts investigating plant theft in a suburban cul-de-sac, she never dreams it will lead her on a terrifying journey from the gardens of England to the townships of Apartheid South Africa; and a far darker secret than the whereabouts of a missing azalea.
Published by Crafty Publishing in 2011. The Peace Garden is a romantic thriller doused in political intrigue, racial tension, international terrorism and … gardening. If you like your romances quirky and your thrillers intelligent, then you won’t be able to put down The Peace Garden until the last breathtaking page.
Young Joseph series
The Young Joseph Books, the highly anticipated follow-up series to the Young David Books are written by Fiona Veitch Smith and illustrated by Andy Catling (Published by SPCK). The first three books in the series are now out. The final four will be released in 2017.If you loved the sheep in the Young David books, you’ll adore the cows in Young Joseph!
Best-selling children’s author Bob Hartman says: “I am increasingly convinced that the picture book journey is the best way to retell a Bible story. It creates the space for discovery and humour and character development that children treasure. Fiona and Andy have done an excellent job with this series. The text is fun and accessible and imaginative, yet still faithful to the biblical story. And the pictures are bright and bouncy and appealing. And, best of all, there are cows!”
In the first book of the Young Joseph series, we find Joseph living in Canaan with his dad, stepmothers, eleven brothers – and lots of scene-stealing cows! Joseph is his father’s favourite, which makes his brothers very cross, especially when he tells them about the dream he has had in which the sun, moon and eleven stars bow down to him. To cheer him up, Joseph’s dad gives him a beautiful coat of many colours – a ‘rainbow robe’ to remind him that God loves everyone – even his brothers.
In the second book in the Young Joseph series, Joseph’s brothers grow more and more jealous of their favoured brother. They come up with a cunning plan to take Joseph down a peg or two by throwing him in a well to give him a fright. Eventually they sell him to passing slave traders but that’s not the end of his story!
In the third book in the series, Joseph finds himself in Egypt and is sold to a very important man called Potiphar. Potiphar is very busy and his servants are very lazy – as a result his house is a mess! With the help of his ever-helpful cow companions, Joseph soon takes charge and has things spick-and-span in no time. There’s only one problem – and that is Mrs Potiphar, who is jealous of Joseph. What scrapes will Joseph get into next?
Young David series
The Young David Books are a series of children’s books based on the childhood of the Biblical King David. These beautifully illustrated inspirational fictional tales address issues commonly faced by young children, such as sense of identity and self-worth, facing fears and making friends. Suitable to be read to 3-6 year olds, or as a reader for 6+ year olds, they are sure to delight.
Originally published by Crafty Publishing between 2011 and 2015, as of 2015 the series is published by SPCK.
Donovon’s Rainbow is an adventure story for 6 to 10-year-olds, and was my first foray into children’s fiction. It’s set against the backdrop of the Noah’s Ark story, and tells the tale of a stubborn little dove called Donovon and how he tries to go it alone.
Donovon’s Rainbow was the winner of the Writers’ News / David St John Thomas Award for the Best Children’s Book by and Independent Publisher in 2003.
Published by Vineyard International Publishing, 2001.
Myro the Microlight
Published by: Nick Rose Ltd, 2010
Created by Nick Rose
Written by Fiona Veitch Smith
Illustrations by Lucy Bourne
Co-written with Elizabeth Robertson Campbell, this true story is a gripping personal account of true love in the face of religious, cultural and political persecution. Set partly in Jerusalem and partly in Cape Town, it’s the story of one woman’s incredible journey of faith and love.
First self-published by Elizabeth in 2002, this surprise best-seller has been taken up by the American Christian publishing house, Bridge Logos. It has already been translated into four languages and is now being adapted into a film.
This is a book I wrote in collaboration with my long-time friend and writing colleague, Gill D’Achada. It’s a collection of profiles of leading Christian South Africans, including Gary Player and Peter Pollock, and was commissioned by media entrepreneur Erin Georgiou and edited by former editor of Today Magazine, Nico Bougas.
Published by: Christian Art Publishers, Johannesburg, 2002